Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield discuss the infamous ear biting incident


Mike Tyson was arguably (but not really arguably) the most dominating boxer of the ’90s, but one of his most memorable fights to this day is one in which he lost in embarrassing fashion.

It’s been over 16 years since Tyson was disqualified for biting a chunk out of Evander Holyfield’s ear during their WBA heavyweight title fight in 1997, but it still reigns as one of the most discussed fights in the history of the sport.

Tyson and Holyfield reunited to talk that night and their memories of the fight, among other things, for Fox Sports’ six-part series Being: Mike Tyson. It’s pretty crazy to see how good of a sport Holyfield has been about the incident and how candidly he talks about it, even after all these years.

Check out a clip below:

The first episode will air on Fox (not FS1) on September 22.


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Pete Blackburn
Founder & lead editor of The Nosebleeds. Journalism graduate of Endicott College, Class of 2013. Boston born & raised. Lover of sports, binge television watching, music that doesn't suck & everything '90s. Not a tall drink of water. Follow @PeteBlackburn 
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    @PeteBlackburn Do you know who took the Tyson/Holyfield photo shown at thenosebleeds.com? We’d like to display it at Las Vegas History Museum.